I write books for children of all ages. Despite being a grown-up I like to think I am full of fun, some might say mischief. I endeavor to bring magic and mystery, joy and sadness, fear and fun, to my readers through my stories.
I taught in Secondary Education for ten years before leaving the profession to bring up my children. I trained as an Integrative Counsellor in 1997, and worked in Primary Care. I am married with two grown-up children and two grown-up step-children. I live in County Durham, U.K.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love reading and always have done. I began with the Enid Blyton books. Loved them so much. Enid really captured my young imagination, something I strive to do with my own children's stories. It is so special when a youngster comes and tells me how they enjoyed one of my books, thrilling, in fact. I now read a wide variety of books, from historical novels, to action thrillers, from mind-body & spirit, to romance.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle. I often read using my smart phone. The Kindle app on it makes it possible to read anytime, anywhere. I love it!
Imagine flying free like a bird. Imagine changing into a bird then back into your own body at will. This is exactly what happens to Toby Fletcher. Bullied at school, Toby takes refuge in his hobby, bird watching. When the bullies hurt a blackbird, he rescues it, takes the fledgling home, and places it in his tree. This kind act turns an ordinary tree into a magical Fly-Away Tree.